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The 10 Best Assisted Living Facilities in Hockessin, DE for 2024

 

Hockessin is a charming village in Delaware, situated on the border with Pennsylvania. About 14,000 people call this town home, 22.2% of whom are aged 65 or older. Summer temperatures in Hockessin, ranging between 63 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit,  create comfortable conditions for enjoying the town’s natural beauty, historical sites and rural ambiance. Seniors can choose from numerous assisted living facilities in the area and rest easy knowing that the Wilmington Hospital is only a few minutes away, should an emergency arise.

Assisted living is a long-term senior care option that offers a compromise between independence and assistance. Individual care plans ensure seniors get all the help they need while remaining as independent as possible. It’s a low-maintenance lifestyle, and available services usually include housekeeping, food preparation, laundry and transportation. Assisted living facilities in Hockessin charge an average monthly rate of $5,685, which is considerably more than the national average, yet notably less than the Delaware average.

Continue reading for insights into assisted living costs in Hockessin and how they compare to prices in nearby cities and other senior care types. This guide also provides information about the pros and cons of living in Hockessin.

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What to Consider About Assisted Living in Hockessin

The Delaware Division of HealthCare Quality, a division of the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services, is responsible for the licensing and certification of assisted living and other long-term care facilities in Delaware. This division is also responsible for the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, which addresses complaints, protects residents’ rights and advocates for quality care.

Benefits and Drawbacks of Assisted Living in Hockessin

 

  • Though Hockessin has no hospital, Wilmington Hospital and Saint Francis Hospital are only a few minutes’ drive away. However, seniors have even greater choice when it comes to specialty care, as some of the nation’s most acclaimed medical institutions, such as the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, are less than 40 miles away in nearby Philadelphia.
  • Hockessin does not have an airport, but it’s easily accessible by car via two highways connecting to major routes, including Interstate 95. The town is also only 9 miles from Wilmington Airport and 30 miles from Philadelphia International Airport, which makes visiting convenient for loved ones who live far away.
  • The state of Delaware is tax-friendly toward retirees. Seniors living in Hockessin benefit from 0% sales tax and no income tax on Social Security benefits. Though other retirement income is subject to income tax, a sizable amount is exempt, and only the balance of income is taxable.
  • The cost of living in Hockessin is around 4.1% higher than the U.S. average, though this figure is driven primarily by high housing, grocery and utility costs. Fortunately, in assisted living facilities, residents often pay all-inclusive fees for meals, utilities and accommodations.
  • Hockessin scores 22.2 for violent crime, slightly lower than the U.S. average, while it scores 36.7 for property crime, slightly above the U.S. average. Overall, Hockessin is a relatively safe place to live, and older adults should take normal precautions when out and about. However, most assisted living facilities have excellent security systems in place, keeping residents and their property safe and secure.

Paying for Assisted Living in Hockessin

 

Assisted living facilities in Hockessin charge an average monthly fee of $5,685.

The Cost of Assisted Living in Nearby Cities

In Hockessin, assisted living costs around $5,685 per month, 26.3% more than the national average and 5.2% less than the state average. In Dover, the capital of Delaware, assisted living costs about 6.8% more than in Hockessin. Across state borders, in Vineland, NJ, seniors can expect to pay 12.6% more, while in Lancaster, PA, costs are lower by 2.4%. For a more budget-friendly option, seniors might want to consider Baltimore, MD, where they can save an estimated 16.4% compared to Hockessin.

Hockessin

$5,685

Delaware

$5,995

United States

$4,500

Dover

$6,073

Vineland, NJ

$6,400

Lancaster, PA

$5,550

Baltimore, MD

$4,750

The Cost of Other Types of Senior Care

The cost of assisted living in Hockessin is about $5,685 per month. This is 219.9% more than the most affordable senior care option, adult day health care, which is provided at a daycare facility during business hours. Both in-home care and home health care cost less than assisted living, at a monthly average of $5,329 and $5,339, respectively. These services are provided in a senior’s home for a fixed number of hours per day. Nursing home care, which provides 24/7 skilled nursing, costs about $11,437 per month, 101.2% more than the cost of assisted living.

In-Home Care

$5,329

Home Health Care

$5,339

Adult Day Health Care

$1,777

Assisted Living Facility

$5,685

Nursing Home Facility (semiprivate room)

$11,437

Note: Data for Hockessin was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Philadelphia, PA, was used instead.

Financial Assistance for Assisted Living in Hockessin

 

Hockessin Assisted Living Communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all Assisted Living Facilities in Delaware are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page for more information about these laws.

Financial Assistance in Delaware

More Ways to Pay for Assisted Living

While many families use their own funds or personal assets to pay for assisted living, there are plenty of additional options to cover these costs. Some additional ways to finance assisted living costs include:

  • Veterans Benefits
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Reverse Mortgage

For more information about different ways to finance assisted living, visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.

Free Assisted Living Resources in Hockessin

Hockessin and the surrounding area are home to numerous government agencies and non-profit organizations offering help for seniors searching for or currently residing in an assisted living community. These organizations can also provide assistance in a number of other eldercare services such as geriatric care management, elder law advice, estate planning, finding home care and health and wellness programs.

To see a list of free assisted living resources in Hockessin, please visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page.

Assisted Living Laws and Regulations in Hockessin

Hockessin-area assisted living communities must adhere to the comprehensive set of state laws and regulations that all assisted living communities in Delaware are required to follow. Visit our Assisted Living in Delaware page for more information about these laws.

Laws and Regulations in Delaware

Reviews of Communities Nearby

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Review of Brookdale Hockessin

Brookdale Hockessin was a very nice facility. The lobby area was beautiful. They had a lovely sitting area. There were beautiful ornaments on the walls, paintings, and wall art. They had an...

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Maria

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Hockessin

Brookdale Hockessin had a very friendly staff and a very pleasant atmosphere. The place seemed clean and welcoming. The rooms seemed up to date. They have a barber shop, a salon, whirlpool pool...

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Robert

I visited this facility

Review of Brookdale Hockessin

I went to Brookdale Hockessin. The facility looked nice. The director that I met was very nice. I think her name was Betsy, but when it would come down to pricing, it was just out of my father's...

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